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Americana and other poems

Author: John Updike
Publisher: New York, NY : A.A. Knopf, 2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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John Updike's first collection of verse since his Collected Poems 1953-1993 brings together fifty-eight poems, three of them of considerable length. Their four sections take up, in order: America, its cities and airplanes; the poet's life, his childhood, birthdays, and ailments; foreign travel, to Europe and the tropics; and, beginning with the long Song of Myself, daily life, its furniture and consolations. There  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Poetry
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Updike, John.
Americana and other poems.
New York, NY : A.A. Knopf, 2001
(OCoLC)606617225
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John Updike
ISBN: 0375412549 9780375412547
OCLC Number: 48397412
Description: 95 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: Americana --
Island cities --
Phoenix --
Atlanta-Dallas/Fort Worth, 11:10 P.M. --
On the road --
Bad night in New York state --
The overhead rack --
Icarus --
Corpus Christi --
New Orleans --
Corinth, MS --
Reading, PA --
Near Clifton, perhaps --
New York City --
Flight to limbo --
Before the mirror --
The hedge --
In the cemetery high above Shillington --
61 and some --
Vero Beach birthday --
Upon becoming a senior citizen --
A wound posthumously inflicted --
On the nearly simultaneous deaths of Harold Brodkey and Joseph Brodsky --
One tough keratosis --
Ocular hypertension --
To two of my characters --
Reality --
Downtime. To a skylark --
Marine Hotel, North Berwick, Scotland, May 1998 --
Prague, again --
The witnesses --
Piet --
Beauvais --
Two cunts in Paris --
Death in Venice --
Orvieto --
Jacopo Pontormo --
Venetian candy --
Hiroshima, 2000 --
At the Miho Museum --
Shinto --
A Brazilian valentine --
Pura vida --
Subtropical night --
Boca Grande sunset --
Song of myself --
December sun --
A rescue --
Replacing sash cords --
Radiators --
Slum lords --
Money --
Bridge --
Transparent stratagems --
Montes Veneris --
Rainbow --
Chicory --
Jesus and Elvis --
Religious consolation --
Saying goodbye to very young children --
A sound heard early on the morning of Christ's nativity.
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John Updike's first collection of verse since his Collected Poems 1953-1993 brings together fifty-eight poems, three of them of considerable length. Their four sections take up, in order: America, its cities and airplanes; the poet's life, his childhood, birthdays, and ailments; foreign travel, to Europe and the tropics; and, beginning with the long Song of Myself, daily life, its furniture and consolations. There is little of the light verse with which Mr. Updike began his writing career nearly fifty years ago, but a light touch can be felt, in his nimble manipulation of the ghosts of metric order, in his caressing of the living textures of things, and in his reluctance to wave goodbye to it all.

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